Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday, mad at myself!

     I just realized that I had a no spend yesterday, I also would have had a no spend the day before except that I ran to Jack in the Box during a class break and spent $2.11 on 2 tacos and a soda.  It was a whim, I was close by and  I was hungry.  I would have had 4 no spend days this week if I had not indulged in my craving!    $2.11 dos not seem like much, but if I did that every day it would be almost $50.00 a month. It is easy to fritter money away.  So I am a little irritated with my frivolous old self.  Well it could have been a purse or a new pair of shoes!

     I went to bed earlier last night and I am feeling better today.  Still have a huge amount of pain in my right shoulder.  This has been going on for about 3 weeks now and I know it is an arthritis flare.  I think it might be getting better, but mornings are HELL.  I have had this joint flare before and it is by far the most painful and difficult to deal with, just praying that is will abate.

     I have about $250.00 in my Gettysburg savings and I have quite a few people picking up today.  I must stay in the shop all day and really sew hard as I have been a little lazy the last two weeks. I also need to run through the house and get all the trash cans emptied and a load of laundry done.  Mostly teaching clothes.
     We are taking an older couple from our church out to dinner tonight.  They are on a very fixed income and we treat them about twice a year.  Tomorrow Hubby and I are going to drive about 80 miles (each way) to have dinner with a good friend who was in our wedding party.  He is up at a small town dispatching a fire.  It is very smokey in the valley with all the wild fires. 

     We had so much rain this last spring, I thought it would never end.  Then we had that really big rain storm (flash flood) in July.  It only lasted about 20 minutes.  But we have had no moisture since.  Winds are high and even though the nights are cool it fans the winds and we have small wildfires everywhere.  You can hardly see across the valley.   

     I am going to get my books for the studio put together and pay all my bills this weekend.  So next week I will know where I sit.  I still have a few registrations to get in but at least I can get the new year set up.  Actually this is not bad.  We have only been in class for two weeks.

I am off to get some work done!

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Don't beat yourself up over a Jack in the Box treat. As you stated, it could have been worse. If we don't treat ourselves once in a while then we tend to get frustrated with constant bills. We haven't had a Jack in the Box out here (North East) in quite a few years. I remember the "Jumbo Jack with Cheese" sooooooo well.. Loved IT. Do they still have that on the menu?

  2. I think a $2 treat is okey dokey!

  3. I agree with Maura, Don't beat yourself up over $2.11. Yes if you did it everyday it would add up but we have to indulge once in a while. Especially since it was during a class break you had to be hungry. I wish I could sew like you, I can do the basics and that is it. I have always wanted to learn.

  4. Like the other posters, a $2 treat is not worth your energy to worry about. Focus on the things that you can do this week to increase you income & decrease your expenses. You are doing great!!!

  5. I didn't realize you were having wildfire troubles in your neck of the woods. It seems really bad in the States this year. I have a friend in Colorado and it's been just terrible there. I felt sorry for the little boy and his birthday cupcakes. What a day to have his birthday poor thing.
    No Spend days are highly overrated. I say that because I rarely have one! I stop to buy a coffee every day on my way to work. It's just one of those little things I do to make myself feel better about being out on the road at 6am.